Monday, April 2, 2012

Great political quote

Tony Fitzgerald expressing his opinion that merit based selection should be used to demonstrate transparency in the appointment of senior public servants in the new Queensland state government:

"The current toxic political culture can be radically altered by an infusion of public-spirited talent to counteract the mediocrity and venality of those power-brokers and professional politicians whose life experiences are limited to practising the dark arts of misinformation, secrecy and character assassination, and who pursue power by all available means."

I think he may have been suggesting that the days of "jobs for mates" in Queensland might not be over.

And how many fantastic words are there in that single sentence? I love it.

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